Reid Flair investigators looking for possible drug overdose as cause of death
Flair, the son of legendary wrestler Rick Flair, returned to his hometown last week after wrestling in Japan for All Japan Pro-Wrestling. The 25-year-old was being promoted by Big Time Wrestling for an appearance that weekend at an event headlined by his father.
According to WBTV in Charlotte, Reid’s body was found in bed in the room by a family member.
Hotel employees were asked to call 911 to report an incident in the room, and the emergency call was transferred to the hotel room where Ric picked up.
“He’s out cold. He’s out cold and he’s turning purple! Please!” Flair can be heard saying to a 911 dispatcher.
“Sir, what are you waiting for?” he asked frantically.
WBTV says investigators are looking to see if Reid died from a drug overdose.
Reid Flair, whose real last name is Fliehr, has a history of problems with drugs and alcohol. He was arrested on DWI charges in March 2009, and he faced felony charges for possession of heroin a month later.
Reid sent an optimistic tweet the day before his death:
— Reid Flair (@reid_flair) March 28, 2013
Photo via Twitter/Reid Flair